Monitor And Limit Your Child’s Screen Time! @Screentimelabs #Ad

    If your children are like mine, they love technology and are very savvy at navigating all of their electronic devices.  As parents, we all want our kids to be in step with today's modern times because we know that technology is evolving daily and will open many doors for them in the future.  The problem is that sometimes young people become consumed with their tablets and smartphones and don't know how to use them in moderation.       Thankfully, us parents have The Screen Time app in our arsenal.  It provides parents with the management tools to limit the time that kids spend on their devices. It is available for both iOS and Android users and is a wonderful resource for parents who want to establish boundaries when it comes to their children's screen time.    The Screen Time allows parents to automatically limit the amount that their child spends on selected apps each day.  You can even block certain apps from ever … [Read more...]

Help Your Child Master Science Concepts With Galxyz! @GalxyzLab #KidzVuzBTS #Ad

    It might come as a surprise to many of you but I have never been very good at science.  Now, mind you, I did have to take education classes in college to prepare me to integrate science through literacy but that was about it.  This is something that I have had to overcome in recent years since my ten year-old loves anything that is science-related.  I've found that activities where we are able to engage in hands-on science activities are not only a lot of fun but also the best way to learn difficult concepts.      Recently, I was introduced to an exciting app that does exactly that!  Galxyz’s Blue Apprentice supports children in identifying science concepts in a way that increases their confidence academically and allows them to make real-world connections.  As an educator, I was impressed by the fact that this is accomplished through role playing where kids have the opportunity to actively use their critical thinking skills. … [Read more...]

Teach Children The Alphabet In A Creative Way! @JustJesse197 #Giveaway #Ad

    Since becoming a parent, one of the things that I have learned is that no two children are the same.  This has become apparent over the years just in my observations of my own sons.  It was especially noticeable academically when both of my boys first began to read.     While my older son learned how to read right away and without any difficulties, this was not the case for my younger son.  The moment that I realized that he was a struggling reader, I began to tutor him at home and I used visual aids and technology to help him finally learn how to read fluently.    My son had a lot of trouble with letter recognition and sounding letters out when he first started reading.  As a Literacy Specialist, I know that many children also struggle with this in the beginning.  Jesse the Jack’s ABC Zoo is an iBook and app that teaches children the alphabet in a new and creative way.      Using eye-catching animation and well-known Jack Russell Terrier, Jesse the Jack, ABC Zoo … [Read more...]

Celebrate Fútbol Fever With @Orgullosa! #MyHouseIsMyStadium #Ad

*This is part of a product review campaign with Orgullosa; complimentary products were provided. However, all opinions expressed are my own.    Anyone who has visited my household recently knows that we have been rooting for our favorite soccer teams as they all battle to be number one in the world.  Sadly, our two top teams are now out of the competition but that hasn't stopped us from enjoying the remaining games and taking advantage of spending some quality time together as a family.     This year, Orgullosa is rewarding diehard soccer fans with an awesome giveaway where you all have a chance to win some huge prizes!  By uploading a photo that demonstrates the passion and pride that you have for your favorite teams and colors, you will be eligible to win a TV, XBOX1, sound system and lots of P&G products!    Some of my favorite memories of watching soccer with my family when I was a kid in Spain are of sitting around the living room with my parents and grandparents … [Read more...]

Give Your Children A Daily Learning Experience! @FannyFoozle #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Sienna Entertainment. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating. All opinions are my own.         As a mother of two sons who are very technologically savvy, I consider it a priority to monitor the apps and programs that they access on their electronic devices.  Since I am an educator, I look for apps that have an educational value and that engage my boys while teaching them something.    That is why I particularly like the Fanny Foozle App.  This app immerses children in solving mysteries, having fun, singing songs, saying tongue twisters and learning fundamental life building lessons. It is positive developmental lesson set in a world familiar and unfamiliar.    The main character Fanny begins each day with a challenge and has a motto that she can solve any problem that she puts her mind to. She views the town of Flamboozle as an unlimited source of … [Read more...]

Create Childhood Memories Of Your Kids With “Give ‘Em Ragu” App!

    As parents we relish in any opportunity to document and share photos and images of our children.  These precious memories make up the fabric of your family and will be cherished and enjoyed for generations to come.  There is just something magical about childhood and we want our children to enjoy every single moment of being kids.     Ragu understands that every parent loves taking pictures and making videos of their kid's long days of childhood.  Keeping this beloved family tradition in mind, they have created an app called "Give 'Em Ragu" to help parents make their own videos. Using photos of their children that they can upload from their smartphones and other social media platforms, parents can produce videos and even add music to these videos to create their own montage!     The "Give 'Em Ragu" app can be downloaded for free at the iTunes app store.  Once the app is downloaded, you are prompted to upload photos from a variety of options including your smartphone and your … [Read more...]